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JaQuon M. Epps Undergraduate Researcher UMBC

Researcher of the Week:
JaQuon M. Epps

Meet JaQuon,
He is a Africana Studies major and a McNair Scholar. He feels that conducting research is your duty as a UMBC scholar. His future plans includes pursuing a PhD in Sociology, researching the relationship between non-cognitive skills and mental health. He is currently putting the finishing touches on a series of poems written from the perspective of a black male born in the 1920's.

His research takes hima broad to Ghana where he will studyt the Effects of Traditional and Faith Healing on Ghanaian Mental Health Policies. Even though the government proposes that inhabitants utilize western pharmaceuticals, a large portion of these populations consult traditional and faith healers. His research will fill the void in scholarship that fails to discuss healthcare policies and their importance in understanding medical pluralism and if true integration of western medicine and religious-based healing is plausible.

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